Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs. The simplicity of the stool concept has made it useful for a variety of functions that include seating for children, flexible outdoor seating, and seating for restaurant and bar counters. When designing or choosing a stool, differences in materiality, durability, height, weight, and seat size are important specifications to consider.

How tall are bar stools?

Bar stools are the tallest type of stool and have seat heights between 29”-32” (74-81 cm). Bar height stools should be used for bar counter heights between 40”-42” (102-107 cm).

How tall are counter height stools?

Counter height stools have seat heights between 23”-28” (58-71 cm). Counter height stools should be used with table and counter heights between 35”-37” (89-94 cm).

How do you make stools taller?

Stools can be made taller by adding leg extenders to the bottoms of each stool leg. Leg extenders fit around legs and should be screwed or snapped into place. After attaching the leg extenders, use a level to confirm that the legs are evenly sized.

Stools Guides
Browse through our curated Stools Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Stools. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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27”-31" | 69-79 cm
16” | 41 cm
15.5” | 39 cm
Carved Stool
79.000
41.000
39.000
40
3D
Carved Stool
17.5” | 44.5 cm
15.5” | 39 cm
15.5” | 39 cm
2008
Cutter Stool
44.500
39.000
39.000
2008.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/qLSlw
3D
Cutter Stool3D model of the Cutter Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the Cutter Stool viewed in perspective
17.5” | 44.5 cm
13.5” | 34 cm (Diameter)
13.5” | 34 cm (Diameter)
1954
Dot Stool
44.500
34.000
34.000
1954.00
30
https://p3d.in/e/oLT86
3D
Dot StoolView of the Dot Stool in 3D available for downloadView of the Dot Stool in 3D available for download
20.5” | 52 cm
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
2009
ErgoErgo Stool
52.000
41.000
41.000
2009.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/j5raP
3D
ErgoErgo Stool3D model of the ErgoErgo Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the ErgoErgo Stool viewed in perspective
37”, 43” | 94, 109 cm
18” | 46 cm
21.5” | 55 cm
2000
Hudson Stools
109.000
46.000
55.000
2000.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/Ub3Pn
3D
Hudson StoolsPerspective view of a 3D model of the Hudson StoolsPerspective view of a 3D model of the Hudson Stools
16.9” | 43 cm
22” | 56 cm
16.1” | 41 cm
6.5 lb | 2.97 kg (Package)
2020
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table
43.000
56.000
41.000
2.970
2020.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/Mehoo
3D
IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side TableView of the IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table in 3D available for downloadView of the IKEA Tranarö Stool & Side Table in 3D available for download
17.7” | 45 cm
18.9” | 48 cm
11.8” | 30 cm
6.2 lb | 2.8 kg (Package)
2017
IKEA Vilto Storage Stool
45.000
48.000
30.000
2.800
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/vWg1J
3D
IKEA Vilto Storage StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Vilto Storage StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Vilto Storage Stool
29.5”-33.75” | 75-86 cm
14” | 35.5 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
2000
LEM Piston Stool
86.000
35.500
42.000
2000.00
200
https://p3d.in/e/7KVev
3D
LEM Piston Stool3D model of the LEM Piston Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the LEM Piston Stool viewed in perspective
37.5”-42.0" | 95-107 cm
20.0” | 51 cm
21.0” | 53 cm
Mid-Century Stool
107.000
51.000
53.000
5
3D
Mid-Century Stool
32.75”, 36.75” | 83, 93 cm
16.25” | 41 cm
14.5” | 37 cm
2006
Onda Stools
93.000
41.000
37.000
2006.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/pyA5Q
3D
Onda StoolsView of the Onda Stools in 3D available for downloadView of the Onda Stools in 3D available for download
39.25”, 43” | 100, 109 cm
15” | 38 cm
18” | 46 cm
2012
One More Stool
109.000
38.000
46.000
2012.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/Gfyzj
3D
One More StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the One More StoolsPerspective view of a 3D model of the One More Stools
23” | 58 cm
15.25” | 39 cm (Diameter)
15.25” | 39 cm (Diameter)
1962
Platner Stool
58.000
39.000
39.000
1962.00
300
https://p3d.in/e/DlsEB
3D
Platner Stool3D model of the Platner Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the Platner Stool viewed in perspective
17.25” | 44 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
15.25” | 39 cm
1943
Risom Stool
44.000
42.000
39.000
1943.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/h21yg
3D
Risom StoolView of the Risom Stool in 3D available for downloadView of the Risom Stool in 3D available for download
17.75” | 45 cm
15.5” | 39 cm (Diameter)
15.5” | 39 cm (Diameter)
1956
Saarinen Tulip Stool
45.000
39.000
39.000
1956.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/aNAGW
3D
Saarinen Tulip StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the Saarinen Tulip StoolPerspective view of a 3D model of the Saarinen Tulip Stool
Stool Heights
1300
3D
Stool Heights
ErgoErgo Stool
Illustration of a woman sitting on the ErgoErgo Stool for scale

The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design. We can use the ErgoErgo seat in schools, offices, libraries, dorms, kids' rooms, public places, and private homes because of its compact design and portability. It is lightweight, occupies less space, and is made of recyclable technopolymer—hence safe for both the environment and humans.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
ErgoErgo Stool
Height:
20.5” | 52 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
Seat Height
20.5” | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Recyclable polyethylene
Designer
ErgoErgo
Year
2009

Drawings include:
ErgoErgo Stool side elevation, plan, side (woman sitting)

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Platner Stool

The Platner Stool is a stool created from a plush circular seat set atop a throne of curved metal wiring. The Platner Stool is available in many different types of upholstery and requires over one thousand welds to be created. Warren Platner designed this chair in 1962 and hoped to demonstrate that graceful, decorative, Louis XV-esque furniture can be modern too.

The Platner Stool has an overall height of 23” (58 cm) and diameter of 15.25” (39 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Platner Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Platner Stool is a stool created from a plush circular seat set atop a throne of curved metal wiring. Warren Platner designed this chair in 1962 and hoped to demonstrate that graceful, decorative, Louis XV-esque furniture can be modern too.

The Platner Stool has an overall height of 23” (58 cm) and diameter of 15.25” (39 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Platner Stool with height, width, and depth dimensions
Platner Stool
Height:
23” | 58 cm
Width:
15.25” | 39 cm (Diameter)
Length:
Depth:
15.25” | 39 cm (Diameter)
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Nickel finished steel wire rods; velvet, leather, bouclé or upholstery
Designer
Warren Platner
Year
1962

Drawings include:
Platner Stool front elevation, plan

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Cutter Stool

The Cutter Stool is a teak wood stool with a slatted seat; due to the elegance of the natural wood, the stool is suitable for indoors and outdoors use. The Cutter Stool is manufactured with mortise-and-tenon joints for added durability and sleekness. The Cutter Stool was designed by Danish designer Niels Hvass in 2008.

The Cutter Stool has an overall height of 17.5” (44.5 cm), width of 15.5” (39 cm), and depth of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Cutter Stool with height, width and depth measurements
The Cutter Stool is a teak wood stool with a slatted seat; due to the elegance of the natural wood, the stool is suitable for indoors and outdoors use. The Cutter Stool is manufactured with mortise-and-tenon joints for added durability and was designed by Danish designer Niels Hvass in 2008.

The Cutter Stool has an overall height of 17.5” (44.5 cm), width of 15.5” (39 cm), and depth of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Cutter Stool with height, width and depth measurements
Cutter Stool
Height:
17.5” | 44.5 cm
Width:
15.5” | 39 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid teak
Designer
Niels Hvass
Year
2008

Drawings include:
Cutter Stool front elevation, side, plan

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Stool Heights

Stool heights come in a range of sizes and types to respond to a variety of functions and uses. The most common variants of stool heights are counter stools, bar stools, and tall bar stools.

Counter stools range from 23”-28” (58-71 cm), bar stools from 29”-32” (74-81 cm), and tall bar stools from 33”-36” (84-91 cm). A minimum of 10” (25 cm) should be measured and provided between the top of stool seat and the underside of any counter to provide adequate space for the user.

Comparison drawing of the heights of bar stools with people ranging from counter stool to bar stool and tall bar stool
Stool heights come in a range of sizes and types to respond to a variety of functions and uses. The most common variants of stool heights are counter stools, bar stools, and tall bar stools.

Counter stools range from 23”-28” (58-71 cm), bar stools from 29”-32” (74-81 cm), and tall bar stools from 33”-36” (84-91 cm). A minimum of 10” (25 cm) should be measured and provided between the top of stool seat and the underside of any counter to provide adequate space for the user.

Comparison drawing of the heights of bar stools with people ranging from counter stool to bar stool and tall bar stool
Stool Heights
Height:
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:

Counter Stool: 23”-28” | 58-71 cm
Counter Stool (Table Surface): 35”-40” | 89-102 cm
Bar Stool: 29”-32” | 74-81 cm
Bar Stool (Table Surface): 41”-43” | 104-109 cm
Tall Bar Stool: 33”-36” | 84-91 cm
Tall Bar Stool (Table Surface): 44”-47” | 112-119cm
Clearance (Seat to Counter Underside): 10” | 25 cm min.

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Year

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Stool Heights side elevation (counter stool), side (bar stool), side (tall bar stool)

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Onda Stools

The Onda Stool is curved stool with legs that resemble waves and seat that hugs the small of the user’s back by mimicking the curves of the human body. The Onda Stool is available in molded polypropylene or plastic covered in a rubber “skin” for additional comfort and durability.

The Onda Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. The Onda Counter Stool has an overall height of 32.75” (83 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 25.5” (65 cm). The taller Onda Barstool has an overall height of 36.75” (93 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Onda Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Onda Stool is curved stool with legs that resemble waves and seat that hugs the small of the user’s back by mimicking the curves of the human body. The Onda Stool is available in molded polypropylene or plastic covered in a rubber “skin” for additional comfort and durability.

The Onda Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. The Onda Counter Stool has an overall height of 32.75” (83 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 25.5” (65 cm). The taller Onda Barstool has an overall height of 36.75” (93 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Onda Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Onda Stools
Height:
32.75”, 36.75” | 83, 93 cm
Width:
16.25” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
14.5” | 37 cm
Seat Height
25.5”, 29.5” | 65, 75 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Molded plastic seat shell; powder-coated or stainless steel frame
Designer
Jesús Gasca (Stua)
Year
2006

Drawings include:
Onda Stools (counter and barstool sizes) front elevation, side, plan

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